Antrodiaetus ashlandensis , Cokendolpher, James C., Peck, Robert W. & Niwa, Christine G., 2005

Cokendolpher, James C., Peck, Robert W. & Niwa, Christine G., 2005, Mygalomorph spiders from southwestern Oregon, USA, with descriptions of four new species, Zootaxa 1058, pp. 1-34: 16-17

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10.5281/zenodo.170130

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scientific name

Antrodiaetus ashlandensis
status

n. sp.

Antrodiaetus ashlandensis  n. sp.

Figs. 1 View Figure , 7 View Figure , 11 View Figure , 19–20 View Figure , 22–23 View Figure , 34 View Figure , 38 –39 View Figure , 49 View Figure

Type Material. Oregon (all collected in 1998 by Niwa and Peck USFS): Jackson County, Ashland Watershed, Ashland Ranger District, Rogue River National Forest: N 42 ° 85 ’8.0”, W 122 ° 42 ’ 24.9 ” (1000–1146 m elevation), 29 Sept. (3m, AMNHAbout AMNH), 11 Oct. (male holotype, NMNHAbout NMNH), (4 male paratypes, JCC); N 42 ° 9 ’ 50.2 ”, W 122 ° 42 ’ 24.9 ” (926–1024 m elevation), 11 Oct. (4 male paratypes, WFIC); N 42 ° 8 ’58.0”, W 122 ° 41 ’ 14.3 ” (1219–1268 m elevation), 29 Sept. (1 male paratype, JCC); N 42 ° 8 ’ 5.7 ”, W 122 ° 42 ’ 24.9 ” (1463 m elevation), 11 Oct. (1 male paratype, JCC); N 42 ° 8 ’ 5.7 ”, 122 ° 41 ’ 14.3 ” (1317–1365 m elevation), 29 Sept. (2 male paratypes, AMNHAbout AMNH), 11 Oct. (3 male paratypes, TTUAbout TTU).

Diagnosis. The separation of this species from others of the region requires examination of several characters. The combination of no cheliceral distodorsal projection or setal coat on upper ectal surface ( Figs. 19 View Figure , 34 View Figure ), having all three dorsal opisthosomal sclerotized patches separate ( Fig. 11 View Figure ), and by having a prolateral brush of macrosetae on tibia I ( Fig. 38, 39 View Figure ) will distinguish the new species from all congeners except A. pugnax  and A. occultus  . It can be separated from A. pugnax  by not having the leg I segments of the male enlarged ( Fig. 48 View Figure versus Fig. 38 View Figure ) and from A. occultus  it differs by not having the macrosetae of tibia I extending to the distal end ( Fig. 47 View Figure versus Fig. 38 View Figure ).

Etymology. The species name is based on the region of Oregon where this spider was discovered.

Distribution. Known only from Ashland Ranger District, Rogue River National Forest, Jackson County, Oregon ( Fig. 1 View Figure ).

Description. Female unknown. Male (n = 19): body large, total body length 11.4 (9.6, 11.5). Color: orangish­brown, sclerotized patches on opisthosoma more evenly brown, dark brown pigment encircling anterior median eyes and between posterior median and lateral eyes.

Dorsal shield of prosoma 5.5 (5.05, 5.85) [mean ± s.d., 5.44 ± 0.23 (n = 19)] long, 4.35 (3.9, 4.55) wide, with setae scattered sparsely over pars thoracica except very densely along lateral and posterior borders.

Opisthosoma 5.9 (4.55, 5.65) long, 4.1 (3.3, 4.15) wide; all three dorsal sclerotized patches separate ( Fig. 11 View Figure ); male genital plate with sclerotized parts divided, straight to recurved ( Figs. 22–23 View Figure ).

Chelicera with large area on upper ectal surface without setae; without distodorsal projection ( Figs. 19 View Figure , 34 View Figure ).

Palp with tibia swollen. Tibia 2.56–2.68 times longer than wide; widest in proximal third; 3.2 (3.1, 3.35) long, 1.25 (1.2, 1.25) wide. Tip of outer conductor sclerite ( Fig. 49 View Figure ) roundly pointed; not appressed to inner conductor sclerite. Tip of inner conductor sclerite well sclerotized and not curved.

Leg I ( Figs. 38–39 View Figure ) without any segment being greatly enlarged or modified with processes; femur 5.6 (5.25, 5.8) long, patella 2.2 (2.15, 2.45) long, tibia 3.75 (3.6, 3.9) long, 0.8 (0.75, 0.95) wide, metatarsus 4.35 (4.1, 4.45) long, tarsus 2.7 (2.4, 2.75) long. Tibia I with relatively dense group of prolateral macrosetae medially (not reaching distal end of segment). Macrosetae with 40.5–43.3 % being ensiform: with 26 (11 ensiform) [30 (13 ensiform), 37 (15 ensiform)] macrosetae. Tibia I with 11 (7 large) [11 (7 large), 13 (8 large)] medial (not extending to distal end) macrosetae ventrolaterally, the longest seta at most about width of tibia (about as long as prolateral macrosetae). Tibia I without large heavy macrosetae ventrally; tibia and metatarsus I not swollen in lateral view; metatarsus I sinuous, without macrosetae ventrally; other setae ventrally on metatarsus I = 2 times greatest width of segment.

Wandering Activity. All 19 males were collected on 29 September (6) and 11 October (13) 1998 ( Fig. 7 View Figure ).

Comment. Antrodiaetus ashlandensis  n. sp. was collected in 9 of 18 sites within the eastern Siskiyou Mountains study area. Six of the sites had previously experienced prescribed underburning.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

TTU

Texas Tech University, Museum